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Join us this December for Insiders Experience: Iceland!

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Introducing Suds and Shells – A Beer and Oyster Farm Tour!

Adventure ToursBeer and Oysters

We’ve teamed up with Dirigo Marine Resources to create a brand new tour experience called Suds and Shells. Visit one of the most well-known breweries in the state and then learn about oyster farming direct from the founder. Pairing beer and oysters is a winning combination, let us show you why! Maine’s oysters are among…

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New Dates For Our Curling and Brew Tours

Adventure ToursCurling and Brew

We are pleased to announce brand new dates from August through next March for our popular Curling and Brew tour, conducted in partnership with the Pine Tree Curling Club. Our Curling and Brew tour first began in November 2017 as a special event during Portland Beer Week. We knew that curling was an easy-to-learn sport…

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Maine Beer Tours | Sails and Ales Tour

Maine Beer ToursSails and Ales

Maine Beer Tours and Calendar Islands Sailing Company are pleased to bring you a new way to enjoy local craft beer, on the waters of Casco Bay with our Sails and Ales tour! Founded in 2015, Calendar Islands Sailing Company knows that a small group setting creates a more enjoyable on-the-water experience. And there is no better…

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Take a Look at our Summer 2019 Tour Schedule

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Once again, we have been hard at work updating our tour schedule for the summer and fall seasons here in Maine. But the effort has paid off, with up to 35 different tour itineraries available each week! Take a look at our new schedule which is now on sale through the end of October. When we…

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7 Reasons To Take A Brew Bus Tour

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We know that our pricing may seem high to some people in order to visit the many breweries, wineries, and distilleries around the area. We hear the objections every day from people who are only looking at pricing instead of the full scope of what we are delivering. So what do you really get for…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Six Back to Dublin

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Another night of fun in Cork City leads to the inevitable – the trip back to Dublin and the end of our Insider Experience: Ireland group trip. Along the way, we will visit two of the world-renowned Irish alcohol brands: Jameson Distillery and Guinness Brewery. There also is a very special surprise waiting in a…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Five to Cobh

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The pace has slowed down just a little on our Insider Experience: Ireland group trip. There is a second night of lodging planned in Cork so that we can check out a small but important town, a medium-sized brewery, and have time to visit some of the pubs that might have been a little too busy the night…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Four to Cork

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The very special day has arrived – it is now Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland! While in Dingle we marched is the earliest parade in the country, and then once in Cork we attended one of the largest parades in Ireland. Here is the story from Day Four of the Insider Experience: Ireland group trip. We…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Three to Dingle

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It’s time to hit the road once again and make our way down to the Dingle Peninsula. Along the way, we will visit the pubs of two different families that are connected to our trip, and get inspiration from locally-made gin, vodka, whiskey, and beer. Here is the report from Day Three of the Inside…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Two to Limerick

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Setting out bright and early after our first day and night in Ireland, our group of Insider Experience: Ireland travelers headed out of Portlaoise and towards the west coast of the country. Here is the report about their incredible adventures along the way. A long night for some and an early rise for all really…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day One from Dublin

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A group of 23 travelers from all over the United States is in Ireland for the next week, checking out the craft beer scene in the country along with the amazing geographical sites and cultural moments. Here is the report from Day One of their adventures as they assemble in Dublin and make their way…

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Sips and Sea Dogs Tour Dates for 2019 Season Now On Sale!

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

It may still be winter, but it’s time to think about baseball again. Training camps have pitchers and catchers working out, and will soon be in full swing. With another Red Sox World Series victory last year, fans are really excited about the upcoming season. We’ve been working again with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs, and…

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2018 Year in Review – Marketing and Outreach

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We know that we can amaze and delight our guests once they are on the bus, but how do our guests first find out about us? Do they learn about us at an event, discover us when searching for things to do, or directly by word of mouth? Let’s take a look at our marketing…

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2018 Year in Review – Guest Satisfaction

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Our guests love to talk about their experiences on our tours. They tell their friends, co-workers, and families. They rate us on public review sites and also tell us their thoughts in a private survey link. Let’s see how our tours performed last year. Note: This is the fourth post in a series looking back at…

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2018 Year in Review – Partner Revenue

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Every tour that The Maine Brew Bus conducts generates serious revenue for many other small businesses in Maine. Today we will see how much money is distributed to our various partners as a result. Note: This is the third post in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018. Click here to read…

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2018 Year in Review – Tour Information

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

The Maine Brew Bus conducted hundreds of different tours during 2018. Let’s see just how far we went and where we visited during the year. Note: This is the second in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018. Click here to read the first post about Guest Composition.  One of the first…

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2018 Year in Review – Guest Composition

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We are taking a look back at the various activities of The Maine Brew Bus during the year 2018. First up, we will look at who our guests really are and exactly where they come from. Note: This is the first in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018.  Through weekly analysis of…

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2018 Year in Review – First, a Look Back at 2013

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We now spend a lot of time as a company to try to fully understand our guests and work to improve the experiences that they have with us. In order to have the best information, we have built systems and procedures to collect and use this data. Let’s take a look back to 2013 to see…

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Meet The Team – Adam

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Adam recently joined our team as our Tour Coordinator after he relocated to Portland from Boston. Learn more about him and his very interesting background in our latest staff profile. Adam joined the Brew Bus team in September of 2018. He was named to the newly created position of Tour Coordinator on the strength of…

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